Dec 9, 2011

13 Days of Creepmas - Getting Grinchy With It

What would Creepmas be without a mention of The Grinch? 

If you're a regular reader of my blog, you probably know that the voices of The Grinch and the announcer for this holiday treat were done by none other than the legendary Boris Karloff. What you may not know is the voice behind the title song is another legendary man, Thurl Ravenscroft.

Ravenscroft's biggest claim to fame is the original voice of Tony the Tiger. He was also a member of a singing group called The Mellomen. In addition to having songs in some Disney movies, the group also did backing vocals for the likes of Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney. He can also be heard in a couple of the Disney park's most famous attractions: Pirates of the Caribbean and the Haunted Mansion. In the Haunted Mansion, his image is seen on one of the singing busts in the graveyard named Uncle Theodore.


So there's your lesson for the day. Hope you learned something and as your reward, here's some covers of You're a Mean One Mr Grinch. I now have to chase down all these other versions!

5 comments:

  1. I did learn something. Great minds think alike. I had a similar grinchy post!

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  2. I love the grinch! Do you have the soundtrack for the Jim Carrey version? It has some nice things, including one of my favorite bands doing Christmas is Going to the Dogs! Love it!

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  3. Indeed, Creepmas would absolutely not be complete without the Grinch!

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  4. Looove the Grinch.. but I'm a bigger fan of Max :]

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